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Old 10-07-2020, 11:31am   #14
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Originally Posted by ratflinger View Post
Richard was supposed to be the sheriff, but the studio wanted someone with more of a 'name'
Close, but not quite - Pryor was a LOT bigger name than Cleavon Little, but studio execs were very nervous about Pryor's bad reputation. Brooks wanted Pryor, but they ended up with Pryor writing and Little acting, to appease the studio. Little ended up being a great fit.
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